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What is a tankless water heater?

Posted on: June 24, 2014

A tankless water heater, as the name suggests, is simply a water heater without a storage tank. Sometimes referred to as “demand water heaters,” they use gas or electric burners to heat water as it flows past. There are numerous benefits to tankless water heaters, which we will discuss below.

If you’re planning on upgrading your home’s aging water heater, tankless water heaters should be at the top of your list of new systems—keep reading to find out why.

Get a quote for your tankless water heater installation—call the experts at James A. Wheat & Sons at 240-399-5051240-399-5051 or fill out the form in the sidebar to schedule a consultation.

The Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

So why are so many people switching to tankless water heaters? There are a couple great benefits:

  • Unlimited hot water – since the water is heated as you need it, there is no limit on how much hot water you can use at one time! Traditional hot water heaters heat a set amount of water, and once that is used up, you have to wait until more is generated.
  • No energy wasted – with a tankless water heater, you don’t have to waste energy keeping 40+ gallons of water heated at all times. You’ll only use energy and water when you need it, which can lead to improved energy-efficiency.
  • Reduced lime scale buildup – lime scale buildup is common in storage tank water heaters because of the way the water sits still for so long. With a tankless water heater, buildup is greatly reduced since water doesn’t settle.

Is it Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

It’s usually not difficult to tell when your water heater has reached its limit—at best you’ll be taking lukewarm showers, at worst your basement will be covered in a few inches of water. Whatever the case, if your water heater is over 20 years old, it’s probably time to start thinking about a replacement.

The experts at James A. Wheat & Sons have been providing reliable and professional plumbing services to the people of Montgomery County, MD and Washington, DC since 1978, and we can help you with any installation or replacement you need.

Schedule Your Water Heater Replacement

Don’t put up with an underperforming water heater that is costing you a fortune! Schedule a consultation for a tankless water heater installation today.

Contact us online or by phone at 240-399-5051240-399-5051.